Experienced squad to take on leg six of the FEI Nations Cup

6th Jul 2017

The sixth event in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup series takes place at the popular CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival in Germany on 19 - 23 July, and British Eventing are pleased to announce the five riders selected to represent Great Britain.

In alphabetical order, they are;

Alexander Bragg and Mrs Sally Ellicott’s 13 year old gelding Zargreb

Piggy French with Ms Jayne McGivern’s 10 year old gelding Quarrycrest Echo

Pippa Funnell and her own and Filippo Friedenberg’s 12 year old gelding Billy The Biz

Tom McEwen on his own, Mrs Jane Inns and Mrs Alison McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser

Oliver Townend and Karyn Shuter and Mrs Angela Hislop’s 10 year old gelding Ballaghmor Class, with Cooley SRS, also owned by Mrs Angela Hislop, in direct reserve

In reserve, Tina Cook with Mrs Pip Waits, Miss Ailsa Wates and Equine Aqua Training’s Calvino II and Nicola Wilson on Mr and Mrs James and Jo Lambert’s Bulana.

The experienced squad will be looking to build on the strong start for GB in the 2017 CIC3* series which currently sees them at the top of the table on 330 points. Before the German leg of the nine event competition a team head to The Plains in the USA on 8th – 9th July.

A full list of results can be found HERE.

The 2017 calendar:

17 - 21 May: CICO 3* Strzegom (POL) – GB 2nd place
25 - 28 May: CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR) - GB 2nd place
31 May - 4 June: CICO 3* Tattersalls (IRL) – GB 2nd place
30 June - 2 July: CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt (AUT) 
8 - 9 July: CICO 3* The Plains (USA) 
19 - 23 July: CICO 3* Aachen (GER) 
10-13 August: CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA) 
22 - 24 September: CICO 3* Waregem (BEL) 
5 - 8 October: CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)

Could you be on the next Nations Cup squad for GB?

The newly appointed Senior Eventing Selection Committee would like to invite riders to apply for the 2017 FEI Nations Cups squads. Combinations for the eventing Nations Cup team will in future be selected by the Senior Selection Committee to provide continuity across the selection process while still providing an open and transparent system. More information and how to apply can be found HERE.